About Winfried Rijssenbeek

Winfried Rijssenbeek is a renewable energy expert with a long track record in setting up projects in developing countries. In his free time he is dedicated to innovations related to human carriers.

Welcome to a New Team Member!

WonderfulOn 17ste of February I became grandfather. My daughter Anne-Marie gave birth to Naud, an amazing wonder of love. So you will understand there will be some baby noises and talk in our skype or tel. conversations, when we have grand parent’s day!

Welcome to a new team member

Let me introduce our new team member: Kelly […]

By |February 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Working on Details of The structure

Welcome to new student
We welcome Chaofang, student aeronautical engineering, to the Humming Man Project. He will do his internship on a number of aspects of this project,  but the aerodynamic structure will be the focus of his work.

Working out the details of the external structure
Since we now have all material properties of the carbon […]

By |February 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shape and Configuration Tests

Configurations testing and results
This week we did the coaxial contra-rotating props, and single prop and belt drive tests. The results are as anticipated. The analysis is still on-going, but it is quite something. We can show the first results here.

It shows that 1) the belt drive system is the best performing in terms of […]

By |February 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The First Real Results

Above: Producing 41.5 kg of trust, with 7.6 kW. First results are in line with expectations/simulations. Prop 48/12, special design.

Thanks to all contributions
As a team we receive also highly valuable input of many people, who are experts in fields that we also need. For example from Reidar, Antony, Job, Alex, Kelly, Forrest and many others. We highly […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First Tests Confirm Calculations!

Above: The belt drive system with 1.22 m prop and Rotomax, just before starting.

Configurations and motor testing

With Kees we started Friday morning in setting up the tests. It went smoothly. We added some more precaution measures (rope limiting movement, and side positions) and a reinforcement bar. After testing the system with 14 V all was setup […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Testing Soon!

Above: Barry preparing for the strength test of the carbon fiber tube , glue and connector. A 1000 kg load!

Students and internships
Since we have entered the construction and testing phase, there is a interesting opportunity for motivated students to work in the project. We work with highly motivated team and innovative companies. The topics for […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3D Sketches

We had an interesting meeting at  Wageningen University (I graduated there in 81).   One of the members of their Drone and Agriculture team, also demonstrated great practical knowledge on the drone legislation and training requirements. As we share a vision that there might be all kind of sizes of drones, involved in sampling […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First Update in New Year

Starting up again
Progress has been slow these days as all other partner companies of the project are closed during this period.
Time to wake up again from the reflection and coziness and start up again with the project.  The planning is for the testing configuration end of January all will be ready for the testing days! […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments